I posted on my new writing (amalgamated) blog, about writing being a curse - and I wondered what you guys thought.
Writers are cursed.
Now, yes, that’s also pessimistic. Of course it is. We’re cursed.Having said that its also a blessing. You've got both sides of the coin :) What do you think?
Cursed becuase we can’t - really – switch off. Writers just don’t think like other people – we take innocuous comments, store them in a subconscious area somewhere in our mind, and at some point, like feeding part of an equation into a computer, we extrapolate, we ‘solve’ the rest, and we spit it straight back out.
Our social lives also suffer. Writers, by their nature, aren’t particularly social – though we want the spotlight, we want it for what WE are saying. WE, as writers, generally don’t want to share, subvert, or even pull an iota of that attention from our works